Tom Polansek

Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

20 Mar 2018

Monsanto backs new company focused on gene editing, not GMOs

CHICAGO Monsanto Co will fund a new U.S. company that aims to develop crops using technology known as gene editing, rather than the genetic modification that helped it become the world's biggest seed seller.

19 Mar 2018

ADM restructures business groups as grain margins falter

CHICAGO Archer Daniels Midland Co said on Monday that it would restructure its business units, as the U.S. agricultural merchant seeks ways to remain competitive in the face of persistent tight margins in the global grains sector.

15 Mar 2018

Walmart patents hint at future where its drones tend the farms

NEW YORK/CHICAGO Walmart Inc's patent filings hint that it may see a future where farmers use its drones to not only spot crop problems but selectively apply chemicals or even disperse pollen to bring shoppers the freshest and cheapest food possible. | Video

14 Mar 2018

U.S. lawmakers find fix on grain cooperative tax break

CHICAGO U.S. lawmakers said on Tuesday they agreed to revise a portion of the new tax code that gave farmers a massive tax break for selling crops to cooperatives, in a win for private grain firms that were disadvantaged by the overhaul.

13 Mar 2018

USDA withdraws proposal to stiffen rules for organic egg farms

CHICAGO The U.S. Department of Agriculture scrapped proposed rules on Monday that for the first time would have mandated specific space requirements for hens laying organic eggs and spelled out what it means for the birds to have access to the outdoors.

06 Mar 2018

Continental Grain to push Bunge to consider potential sale: source

CHICAGO U.S. agricultural investor Continental Grain Co plans to push Bunge Ltd to consider a potential sale, a person familiar with the matter said on Monday, after Archer Daniels Midland Co approached Bunge about a takeover.

05 Mar 2018

Argentina drought bakes crops, sparks grain price rally

CHICAGO/CHIVILCOY, Argentina Argentina's worst drought in decades is shriveling farmers' fields, sending grain prices soaring and forcing Bunge Ltd and other major crop processors to crush fewer oilseeds into feed that fattens livestock around the world.

28 Feb 2018

U.S. judge halts California plan to require glyphosate warnings

CHICAGO A federal judge has temporarily blocked California's plans to require cancer warnings on products containing the popular weed killer glyphosate, in a win for manufacturer Monsanto Co.

27 Feb 2018

Judge halts California plan to require glyphosate cancer warnings

CHICAGO, Feb 27 A U.S. judge has temporarily blocked California's plans to require cancer warnings on products containing the popular weed killer glyphosate, in a win for manufacturer Monsanto Co.

21 Feb 2018

How to buy Bunge? Bond investors say ADM would likely issue equity

CHICAGO U.S. grain merchant Archer Daniels Midland Co would need to issue equity to help finance a proposed takeover of rival Bunge Ltd, according to investors and bond analysts, as a years-long slump in agricultural commodity prices makes a debt-only deal too risky.


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